The blog

Running Wild Reviews 20
May

By Open Air Theatre

Running Wild

Running Wild Reviews

It was wonderful to see so many friends at the official opening of Running Wild, including Alison Steadman, Christopher Biggins, Charlotte Wakefield and Josie Lawrence (who returns with the Comedy Store Players on 3 July), not to mention cast members from this summer’s productions of Henry V and Jesus Christ SuperstarTake a look at our opening night gallery.

And the first reviews are in:

★★★★ “What an audacious and imaginative start this is to the Open Air Theatre’s season…stylishly directed by Timothy Sheader and Dale Rooks” Evening Standard

★★★★ “This absorbing visual feast gradually develops from a lost-in-the-jungle survival story into a morality tale that pitches a brave child against murderous poachers intent on killing endangered wildlife for profit…take a hankie. You’ll need it.” WhatsOnStage

★★★★ “It’s a crowdpleaser, mainly thanks to inspiring and energetic staging, namely some amazing puppet animals brought to beautifully articulated life by worldclass ‘War Horse’ puppeteers Finn Caldwell and Toby Olié” Time Out

★★★★ “The puppetry is exquisite…and as the sun goes down over Regent’s Park and Paul Anderson’s atmospheric lighting kicks in, the magic really hits you.” Daily Telegraph

FIND OUT MORE | BOOK TICKETS

Previous entries

Superstar North American Tour announced

6th Apr 2018

Jesus Christ Superstar tour news

Lyric Opera of Chicago Full Casting Announcement

6th Apr 2018

Full Casting Superstar Chicago

Season Brochure

29th Mar 2018

Read our full season brochure here

Peter Pan Casting Announcement

23rd Mar 2018

Full cast announced for Peter Pan

As You Like It and Little Shop of Horrors Artwork

23rd Mar 2018

New artwork released for summer season

View all entries

One Comment

Add a comment

Frances Kay

April 16, 2018, 11:40 pm

Like this
(0 LikesLike)

Proud to say he was my Dad. An unsung hero of the theatre.

Add a comment

Please note that all comments are moderated. Your email address will not be displayed and will never be shared with anyone.

(required)
(required)
(required)